Eric Chu hints he will not run for KMT chairperson

TIME FOR CHANGE: The former New Taipei City mayor said that the party needs a full reform, which would include improving its relationship with the US

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 29, 2020
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Former New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday implied that he might not run in the by-

Former New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu, left, speaks to passengers on a Taipei MRT train on Jan. 21.
Photo: Ho Yu-hua, Taipei Times

election for Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairperson.

Chu made the statement on Facebook yesterday morning, beginning the post by saying: “Making Taiwan better is the KMT’s responsibility. The party’s transformation will include me, but the by-election does not need to include me.”

The statement came after recent speculation on whether he would run for KMT chairman again, after former chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) and the KMT’s top-ranking party members resigned on Jan. 15 to take responsibility for the party’s defeat in the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections.

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